Welcome to Chestnut Class
What are we learning in Chestnut class?
This term we are travelling through with our topic Journeys of Discovery, learning about the Ancient Greeks.
How do we learn in Chestnut class?
By taking risks – we all learn by making mistakes, trying hard and keeping going even when things are challenging. We are reciprocal learners, helping each other and ourselves to move forwards by asking questions and offering clear, thoughtful explanations. Help us foster the “I can’t do it … yet” attitude by celebrating our efforts.
How can I help my child in Chestnut class?
Read together: listen to your child read or talk to them about what they have read. The children of Chestnut class are trying to use their Reading Records as a log of all the great books they have enjoyed, encourage them to use the Reading Record or write in it together. Read to your child, read with them, read in front of them, share books or magazines, read recipes or game instructions or directions - anything counts.
Home spellings: your child will have words to learn based on our teaching sessions and focus in class. Write the words out as a pyramid, draw a picture around the word, stick the words on Post-its around the house, try rainbow writing with lots of colours, draw around the word to show the shape – be sure to share any creative ideas.
Develop confidence in learning: ask your child what they are really proud of today, what they have tried really hard at and what they have used to help them learn.
Long Ago and Far Away
These sites are helping our learning:
www.ancientegypt.co.uk - Explore the British Museum’s resources on Egyptian history, life, geography, religion and customs.
www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk - Learn how Professor Rosalie David uses scientific methods to examine Egyptian mummies.
Hit the button - great for improving the speed of your number fact recall
Comic strips - great for telling your own stories
Our School Day
Your Chestnut FONS Representative:
If you would like to know more about FONS, our events and how you can help us, then please speak to your class representative - Natalie Brett